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Nursing students practice injections in the simulation lab of Grand Valley's CHS building. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N

For many associate degree prepared registered nurses (RNs), completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree affords additional career opportunities and a broader scope of practice.

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Program Overview

The Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) RN to BSN programming at Grand Valley State University is fully online with applied learning experiences through clinical practicum in the senior year.

Classes include content on research, evidence-based practice, safety and quality, professional identity, informatics, emergency preparedness, leadership, community and population health nursing. The enrolled student must be licensed as an RN in their state of residency before beginning the senior nursing sequence.

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